British singer Rita Ora is back with Adidas Originals, and this time she is to unveil a show-stopping collection that shows some artistic lights. While Rita Ora x Adidas Originals’ latest collection focused on the Eastern culture, the newest Artistic Lights lineup is inspired by the vibrancy of the stage lights and the circus, and will instantly make anyone feel refreshed and cheerful thanks to its bright colors and bold print contrasts.
Released on April Fools’ Day both on bricks-and-mortar stores and online at adidasoriginals.com, the collection features some strong athleisure vibes, which alternate fitness-approved ensembles with proposals that could be worn any time and on any occasion. The collection’s reflecting lights theme has been used to adorn both Adidas Orginals’ long-time staples (such as the sportive short shorts) and the fresh ensembles, which feature edgy cut-outs at the elbows and arms, which surely add a sexier turn to the entire collection, giving a sensual street-style appeal to all those who decide to wear them.
According to Rita Ora, ‘sexy’ and ‘comfortable’ are not meant to be considered as antinomies, but should be rather considered as two sides of the same coin. “To me, they aren’t opposites. I feel like they go hand in hand. To feel sexy you must feel comfortable, and that’s what I always aim for in my collections. I kept the balance by choosing a design that is unique and cool, but choosing items that allow for my fans to express their fashion [sense] and feel comfortable and attractive. I think the balance is just perfect!” she recently told Nylon.
When asked about the collection, and more specifically about her passion for the circus, Ora said that she just fell in love with the acrobats’ complex movements and abilities, and wanted to translate their unique ways of expressing themselves to fashion. “I studied the movement and the colors and [lightweight] material that worked for those artists. I wanted to create a light, yet fun and cool collection that would be suitable for all;” she continued.
Rita Ora, who often practices yoga and likes to exercise whenever she has the time, also included in her collection all that makes a working out session worth sweating for, such as drop-shoulder sweaters, cutout t-shirt dresses, cutout track jackets and cozy leggings. Slim pencil skirts, see-through mesh detailing and ensembles in lighter colored patterns help reinforce the whole athleisure trend, making the collection more wearable and perfect for both the gym and a day out with friends.
To better combine Adidas Originals’ hallmarks with her circus theme, Rita Ora managed to utilize her Artistic Lights even on iconic sporty shoes, such as the ZX Flux, the Tubular Defiant and the Superstar Slip-on, which will surely make those who are in love with the Eighties and the Nineties rejoice.
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